Biblical Significance

Empty Tomb

The empty tomb

If the Garden Tomb were in fact the place of Jesus’ burial it would give the gospels credence as historical sources. It would mean that ‘Skull Hill’ really was the place of crucifixion, The Garden Tomb really was the place of Jesus’ burial and would consequently would serve to discredit The Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Referring back to the biblical evidence, it would verify the assertion in Hebrews 13:12, that the burial site did exist, ‘outside the city walls’ and would likewise affirm the New Testament descriptions of the tomb and allow us to see the passion narratives in a more authentic light.

In addition to this, if we take all the evidence as proof that The Garden Tomb actually is the true location of the burial and subsequent resurrection of Jesus, it cements the tomb's place as one of the most significant sites for the Christian religion.

Both The Garden Tomb and The Church of the Holy Sepulchre already attract great numbers of pilgrims every year and are revered among Christians purely due to the conjecture that either site may be the resting place of Christ. The result, therefore, of the confirmation of either site as genuine would have a tremendous impact on the Christian community. 

Though we may never know for sure where the real tomb of Jesus resides, it can nevertheless be deduced that The Garden Tomb is perhaps the most accurate option we have found and thus remains a steadfast hub for followers of Christ from all across the world.

Biblical Significance